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Study: Anonymous hacktivists not very anonymous

Research from the University of Twente suggests that many of the members of Anonymous, the hacktivists who attacked PayPal and other sites that have constrained WikiLeaks' activities, are easily identifiable.

By December 12, 2010


FBI probes 4chan's 'Anonymous' DDoS attacks

Launch of denial-of-service attacks against Web sites, including that of the U.S. Copyright Office, catches the attention of federal investigators, CNET has learned.

By November 9, 2010


Anonymous explains self amid WikiLeaks drama

A group that supports WikiLeaks through attacks on Web sites of organizations it deems enemies has apparently issued a press release to try to explain its motivations.

By December 10, 2010


The Anonymous hackers: Are they really the Borg?

In an instant-chat interview with The Economist, the group attacking sites that have offended WikiLeaks offer a glimpse into their "Star Trek" psyche.

By December 9, 2010


Get hacked and spill the beans, anonymously

A new site will allow companies that suffer data breaches or attacks to anonymously report the problem and receive analysis comparing theirs with other security incidents.

By November 11, 2010


Nielsen eyes anonymous data to track online ads

Ratings agency says its Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings will track online advertising faster and more accurately and tie together a company's Web, mobile, and TV advertising.

By September 27, 2010


'Anonymous' Facebook interview: Real or fake?

A blog called The Rumpus has posted what it says is an interview with an anonymous Facebook employee. Some of the details in it, however, are a little bit suspect.

By January 11, 2010


WikiLeaks, Assange feel the heat (roundup)

Whistle-blower site faces heavy criticism and repercussions for publishing extensive details of U.S. military and diplomatic activity. Editor Julian Assange, meanwhile, confronts his own challenges in court.

By February 24, 2011


Teens abuse, find comfort in anonymity on Formspring.me

Teenagers are flocking to Formspring.me, a social media tool that allows users to anonymously ask questions for others to publicly answer.

By April 1, 2010


Rumor: No home button for iPad 2 and next iPhone?

An anonymous Apple source told the Boy Genius Report that iPad 2 and next-generation iPhone would lose their home buttons in favor of gesture-based commands that would be part of iOS 4.3.

By January 14, 2011